A Minimalist Summer Formula

Banana Republic dress + Ann Taylor Suede Crossbody Bag + Steve Madden Heels

Banana Republic dress + Ann Taylor Suede Crossbody Bag + Steve Madden Heels

Banana Republic dress + Ann Taylor Suede Crossbody Bag + Steve Madden Heels

Banana Republic dress + Ann Taylor Suede Crossbody Bag + Steve Madden Heels

Banana Republic dress + Ann Taylor Suede Crossbody Bag + Steve Madden Heels

Banana Republic dress + Ann Taylor Suede Crossbody Bag + Steve Madden Heels

Banana Republic dress + Ann Taylor Suede Crossbody Bag + Steve Madden Heels

One reason I enjoy summer so much is that creating a stylish outfit becomes such a simple affair. Today’s look is the result of my summer outfit formula (a cute, comfortable dress + heels) for getting ready quickly and going out on a date. I’m enchanted by this dress because its print reminds me of abstract artwork and its cut cools me down on a blistering summer day. I accessorize this look with pearl earrings alone since the pattern of the dress already adds an eye-catching touch.

Thank you very much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Danielle

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Dress: Banana Republic (sold out); I also like thisthis, and this

Bag: Ann Taylor

Sandals: Steve Madden (similar here and here)

Sunglasses: Chanel (I also love thesethese, and these)

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142 Comments

  1. September 15, 2015    

    minimalist and lovely. stunning nude heels.

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thank you very much!

  2. September 10, 2015    

    Your dress is so chic and modern! I love it
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Laura!

  3. September 10, 2015    
    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  4. September 10, 2015    

    fantastic outfit my dear, you look amazing 😀

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you, Claudia!

  5. September 10, 2015    

    Uour outfit looks beautiful and that nude sandals is great

    Glowyshoe blog

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  6. September 10, 2015    

    The pattern on this dress is SO cool! It looks like someone splashed paint on it.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  7. September 10, 2015    

    Lovely dress!!!
    XX
    Chiara
    http://shesinfashionblog.com/

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  8. Lenya
    September 10, 2015    

    That dress looks fabulous on you!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Lenya!

  9. September 10, 2015    

    That dress is so sleek and you look beautiful!
    XO Amanda | Sans Scrubs

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Amanda!

  10. Naďa
    September 10, 2015    

    Great post !! 🙂
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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  11. September 10, 2015    

    Love that dress!

    x

    lifeandstylediary.net

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  12. September 10, 2015    

    gorgeous!!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Jenessa!

  13. Shannon
    September 10, 2015    

    So pretty!! In love with this print on your dress! It’s so unique!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  14. September 10, 2015    

    Lovely dress Danielle, cool print!!!
    xo Paola
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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Paola!

  15. September 10, 2015    

    This is such a beautiful outfit – you look gorgeous! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Layla!

  16. September 10, 2015    

    Killer shift dress, lady! I love it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Ashley!

  17. September 10, 2015    

    Un look precioso, sencillo y perfecto! Me encanta tu fórmula 😉
    Muchas gracias por pasarte por mi blog 🙂 XO
    Miriam
    http://moodthemode.com/

    • September 11, 2015    

      Muchas gracias!

  18. September 10, 2015    

    You have such elegant style. I can see how much you love fashion! X

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  19. September 10, 2015    

    I love the shoes! It made me totally drool!

    http://www.whateveresther.blogspot.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  20. September 10, 2015    

    Hi sweetie!
    This look is great, love that dress.
    Have a nice day
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Maggie!

  21. September 10, 2015    

    It’s a lovely dress and those nude heels are perfect.
    xxx
    mari
    http://www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  22. September 10, 2015    

    Such a pretty dress! You look gorgeous!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Zelle!

  23. September 10, 2015    

    This look is soo cool!
    Alessia
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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  24. September 10, 2015    

    loooooove that dress. so artistic and minimal. you look ravishing
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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you so much, Kristina!

  25. September 10, 2015    

    Oh so chic dress
    You look fab
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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks you!

  26. September 10, 2015    

    I love the dress with the pop of color you added with the bag! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you very much!

  27. September 10, 2015    

    Great dress! Loving that pattern on you!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  28. September 10, 2015    

    I already miss wearing dresses without tights.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • September 11, 2015    

      I’ll soon have to wear tights, too. Thanks for visiting!

  29. September 10, 2015    

    Love this chic sheath dress! So beautiful!

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  30. Masha
    September 10, 2015    

    you look chic.love the shoes
    xx
    http://maariemarie.blogspot.com.ee/

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  31. September 10, 2015    

    Wow, such adorable dress, amazing sunglasses, all perfectly match, I love it. Thank you for sharing, you look absolutely gorgeous!!!

    xxx

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you very much!

  32. September 10, 2015    

    Pretty dress and overall outfit! Can’t go wrong with minimalism in my book!

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  33. Angela Donava
    September 10, 2015    

    Really chic outfit!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  34. September 10, 2015    

    Really nice sunglasses! You look chic girl !!

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  35. September 10, 2015    

    You look beautiful!

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks so much!

  36. September 10, 2015    

    So true, a great dress with a great print is so easy for the warm months – effortlessly chic!

    http://www.jewelswandering.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Julie!

  37. September 10, 2015    

    So feminine and chic!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  38. September 10, 2015    

    I love the dress!

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com/

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Mischelle!

  39. September 9, 2015    

    very chic dress
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    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss
    <<< fashion blogger Pamela Soluri >>>

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Pamela

  40. September 9, 2015    

    This is such an awesome shift dress! I love the unique pattern!

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Rach!

  41. September 9, 2015    

    I love your dress! The print is so beautiful and unique. You look gorgeous!

    Hailey
    http://www.themiddlecloset.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  42. September 9, 2015    
    • September 11, 2015    

      Muchas gracias!

  43. September 9, 2015    

    This look is so chic, feminine, and sophisticated! You look gorgeous:) Loving that bag you have!

    xx Julianna
    http://www.blushandcamo.com
    IG @julianna_claire

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you, Julianna!

  44. September 9, 2015    

    Love your look, so classic and elegant 🙂
    Kisses from Portugal

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  45. September 9, 2015    

    You look beautiful and love the dress.

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  46. Iren
    September 9, 2015    

    So chic minimal look!! Perfect heels too 😉

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  47. September 9, 2015    

    What a classy look!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  48. September 9, 2015    

    such a great post
    Thanks for the lovely comment

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  49. September 9, 2015    

    Looking great girl… ? Loved the outfit ?
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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  50. Ela
    September 9, 2015    

    That’s really beautiful! Looking gorgeous

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    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  51. September 9, 2015    

    Loving this chic look, Danielle! The color and print of the dress is classic, love it!

    Hoping you’re having a wonderful day 🙂

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Jalisa!

  52. September 9, 2015    

    You are so stylish! Love your dress!

    Check out my blog if you want: http://www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Tamara!

  53. September 9, 2015    

    Love your dress!
    Looking great !
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.titritmode.com/outfits/

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Nina!

  54. September 9, 2015    

    Such a cute dress! Love it! So simple and elegant!!! You look great!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Danielle

  55. September 9, 2015    

    This dress is a real work of art, I don’t recall seeing it in the UK stores

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Suze

  56. September 9, 2015    

    I envy you because you can wear minimalism. I can not..and I dont think I know?! I like your dress and your style enyway!
    sunmoonstyle.blogspot.co.at

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  57. September 9, 2015    

    This is such an interesting dress! Very elegant and artsy, just perfect!

    Natalia
    http://www.lindifique.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  58. September 9, 2015    

    Love this dress on you. It is such a great print. I also love it with the red purse. It gives your look a great pop of color.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Kathy!

  59. September 9, 2015    

    Love your dress!

    XOXO,
    Eleonora
    It-Girl

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  60. September 9, 2015    

    This dress is so cute on you! Will be fun to transition into the cooler months as well. 🙂

    xo Lacey
    http://www.myboringcloset.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Lacey!

  61. September 9, 2015    

    This, I think, is the perfect summer dress. I love the classic black and white color and it looks so comfy to wear in the heat. You look amazing girl.

    Kia / KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you so much!

  62. September 9, 2015    

    I love the shoes! Great post dear!!!
    Claudia
    http://beautylicious.it/

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  63. September 9, 2015    

    I love abstract prints too, perfect dress Danielle

    • September 11, 2015    

      Grazie!

  64. September 9, 2015    

    Love your summer formula! I always find that it’s easier to just slip on a dress and heels and go rather styling a top and bottom.

    ArteresaLynn.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  65. September 9, 2015    
    • September 11, 2015    

      Thank you!

  66. September 9, 2015    

    I also like summer just for the fact that one can wear different colours in your outfit ,i love the dress , and you look gorgeous the way you styled it. Lovely pictures

    http://www.stylenbeautylounge.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  67. September 9, 2015    

    looking gorgoues! I love basic outfits 🙂

    The Fashion Matters- Fashion & Travel Magazine

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  68. September 9, 2015    

    Cute summer style formula,it worked.
    xoxo Bing.

    http://www.bingyourstyle.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!

  69. Prudence Yeo
    September 9, 2015    

    Love the artsy illustration of this monochrome dress and you look so polished in it, awesome!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Prudence!

  70. September 9, 2015    

    I like the pattern of your dress very much! It’s a perfect dress for beautiful summer days. Lightly, but very chic.
    And the color of your high heels is very nice. I absolutely love this fawn color!
    You look adorable as always!
    Have a beautiful week.
    xoxo, Jasmin

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks, Jasmin!

  71. September 9, 2015    

    Love your summer outfit!! You look adorable!!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • September 11, 2015    

      Thanks!